School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability

  • Monday 13 - Friday 17 February 2017

This course provides an introduction to the concept of traffic and environment management for sustainability.

The course:

  • introduces the nested approach to modelling traffic, emission and air quality at nano, micro, meso and macro scales
  • discusses the role of ITS in delivering sustainability, keeping environmental, economic and health objectives in mind
  • demonstrates the micro-simulation models Aimsun/Vissim to estimate changes in traffic characteristics and emissions in response to strategic and tactical traffic management initiatives
  • links land use development with transport planning and assessment
  • links transport with energy demand

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at Traffic and Environmental experts and managers who are responsible for delivering solutions to traffic related air quality exceedances. This course is also useful to local authorities and consultants engineers and managers.

Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Objectives and Outline

Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll be able to:

  • use micro-simulation traffic models
  • assess the environmental impacts of road traffic under various policy options
  • estimate air pollution concentrations as a function of emission, meteorology, topography and the built environment from road traffic
  • disseminate emission and air quality results to a wider audience

The course also provides you with:

  • knowledge of the scale of local and global air pollution problems
  • a basic understanding of the concepts of traffic and environment management for sustainability
  • knowledge of policies and reports which have a strong bearing on local and global air pollution and sustainability issues
  • insight into the concept of the nested approach to modelling traffic, emission and air quality at micro and macro scales
  • knowledge of the role of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in delivering sustainability, keeping environmental, economic and health objectives in mind
  • knowledge of analysing and presenting outputs of air quality models to a wide audience

Course Outline

  • Scale of local and global air pollution problems.
  • Sustainability balancing traffic, economic, environmental and health objectives.
  • Lessons from Review and Assessment and Updating and Screening Assessment processes.
  • Traffic and environment monitoring.
  • Real world emission modelling for air quality and noise management.
  • Dispersion modelling for air quality management.
  • Nesting of traffic, emission and air quality models.
  • Noise attenuation.
  • Role of ITS in delivering sustainability.
  • Local authority perspective in air quality management (lecture by a guest speaker from Local Authority).
  • Linking land use development with transport planning and assessment.
  • Scenarios and interventions to deliver sustainability.
  • Transport and energy.
Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Monday 13 - Friday 17 February 2017

Further Information

Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8409) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Update to course content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Industry Professionals
  • N Hodges

Fees

Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability

Fees

  • Traffic and Environment Management for Sustainability
    • £1275

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).